PIPE HOME LINCOLNSHIRE FIRST STEPS STRINGING FRONT END INSPECTION COATING LOWER & LAY TIE-INS & FABS SIDEBOOMS AUGER TUNNELING HD DRILLING TRENCHING & BACKFILL PIPELINERS REINSTATEMENT THE LAST TIE-IN OLD TIMES DEREK's 1966 Have Your Say TOM THOMSON
Part of the trenchdigging unearthed a lot of ragstone.
The crusher reduced the stone to useable sizes
Diverted ditches were restored
This is Boot Wood, an Ancient Woodland, awaiting replanting by specialists of all the hornbeams lichens and plants saved when the line came through.
The dozers move in: Noel "Topsoil" Gamble waits the word to go . Also known as "Chainsaw": now that is an interesting story.
The 360 excavators break down the heaps of topsoil into the dozers reach
This was graded and sent to a crusher
The crushed stone was used to relay footpaths and farm roads
And every trace of litter collected
The subsoil is broken up, remember it has been getting compacted by 40 tonne machines for the past few months
The topsoik is carefully spread back
New fences and gates go in on all the crossings, and when the winter comes, new hedging and trees.